Today Essential started seeding the new oreo update for Essential Phone PH-1. Essential Phone is now receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Beta Update. The latest update moves the build number of the device to OPM1.180104.010. It weighs in around 493 MB. With this update, the OEM has upgraded the Android Security Patch level to Februrary 2018. OPM1.180104.010 also brings an array of other updates and features. These include the fix for slow scrolling jitter. Smart text selection, Picture-in-Picture, instant Apps also follow as new features. Google Play Protect security scans.Follow the official changelog below to know about other updates and fixes.
Earlier the OEM has decided upon withdrawing Android 8.0 Oreo and move ahead straight to Android 8.1 Oreo. This beta update OPM1.180104.010 is the first iteration of the same concept. This is a beta build, So expect some minor bugs. This is still in Beta build, we can’t guarantee how much stable this ROM will be. As usual, the update is rolling via OTA (Over the air) and it is sent via phase-wise manner. You can wait for that to capture if you are a previous beta tester. Alternatively, you can also download the OPM1.180104.010 OTA firmware and install manually to update. We have provided the download link and guide to flash the latest OTA firmware.
Essential phone PH-1 is a dual SIM smartphone launched in May 2017. The phone comes with a 5.7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1312 pixels by 2560 pixels. It runs on 1.9 GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor and 4 GB of RAM. It comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. This device packs a 128 GB of expandable internal storage. The device brings a 13-megapixel primary camera for the rear and 8-megapixel front face camera.
Changelog: OPM1.180104.010 Android 8.1 Oreo For Essential Phone
Here is the complete list of updates, fixes and new features the latest Oreo Beta brings to the Essential phone.
- Android 8.1 Oreo update
- Google play protect security scans
- February 2018 security patch
- the fix for slow scrolling jitter
- Dynamic cale4nder and clock icons.
- Faster startup
- App sign-in.
Download Essential Phone OPM1.180104.010 Android 8.1 Oreo Update
You can automatically receive this Beta update if you are already a beta tester. If you cannot wait, then manually go to device Settings > System update > Check for updates. There you can check for the availability of Beta OTA update If it is available then follow the on-screen instructions and download it.
Alternatively, you can download the OTA firmware here. This is primarily for those who are not series Beta testers. Anyways with this OTA firmware, you can enjoy Android 8.1 Oreo.
Download Android 8.1 Oreo OPM1.180104.010 Update
- Essential Phone OPM1.180104.010 Android 8.1 Oreo | Download OTA Firmware
Manually Install OPM1.180104.010 Android 8.1 Oreo By ADB Sideload Method
Before moving ahead with the flashing process, follow these points.
- Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%
- You need Laptop or PC.
- Working USB Cable.
- Charge your phone for at least 70% Battery.
- GetDroidTips is not responsible for any damage to your phone while installing this Update.
- Make sure that you have latest USB drivers installed.
- Download the ADB Fastboot tools.
- Take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
Now follow the link below to install this OTA update. It is a complete illustrative guide that will help you flash this OTA.
So, that’s all about it. Wait for the airborne update if you are a previous Beta Tester or grab the OTA manually from the link above. Follow the tutorial to install. Let us know if you have any queries through comments.
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